January 2018

PAULINE’S POEM

Wild Woolly Women

 

We're called Wild Woolly Women because that's just what we are,

We knit and crochet many things from the tame to quite bizarre!

For Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust it's their Easter chicks we make,

Some are plain, but colourful whilst others are ornate.

This is our 'bread and butter' make, one which we do each year,

It uses up those odds and ends, each stash it helps to clear.

For Cheltenham Science Festival we knitted M.S. Cells,

They certainly were challenging and tested all our knitting skills.

We crafted many hundreds of brightly coloured Stars

which were looped through trees along the Prom to many Oohs and Aahs!

This was to raise the profile of the College of that name,

Which caters for young people who've suffered trauma to their brain.

We sent lots of squares to Africa for blankets and knee rugs,

And smaller ones for Hospitals to keep prem babies snug.

For disadvantaged youngsters we made each a little purse,

In which to keep those special things when it seems life can't be worse.

A poem did not faze us as we knitted many a word,

And at the Literary Festival our knitted words were heard.

 Lots of Twiddlemuffs we've also made for dementia patients who,

Find they calm their restless fingers and soothe their turmoil too.

We knitted lots of little folk; each a different character,

To help young children to explain “the what, the him, the her”.

A major highlight for the group was making 'The Third King',

For the Cathedral's Knitivity – he was the King with Zing!

And poppies?  We've made oodles of the red Remembrance Flower,

For the British Legion Cascade in the Parish Church's tower.

Now for Leckhampton's Hospice we're making Hearts and Flowers,

It could hardly be a better cause to while away the hours,

A knitted garden is the plan for this May's Malvern Show,

We're primed with knitting pins and yarn -  it's Ready, Steady, GO!

 

Pauline Farman


NOVEMBER 2016

"TEAM BALTHAZAR"

Our King, all ready for Gloucester Cathedral's, "Knitivity."
 
Lots of hard work, masterminded by Lynne, the Wild Woolly Women are very proud of their team effort.

https://jollynicefarmshop.com/Knitted Balthazar



JANUARY 2016

Wild Woolly Women knitting "TWIDDLEMUFFS" for Dementia Sufferers



A woolly man in our midst!! David getting stuck into knitting chicks! only another 289 to go of the 400 pledged to Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust. The chicks sold this Easter will help raise funds for a new Hydrotherapy pool.

 

 
 


 

 THE NATIONAL STAR COLLEGE CHARITY VINTAGE FAYRE JULY 2015

 The Wild Woolly Women ran a stall, selling all their lovely hand crafted items to help fund raise for the National Star College. We enjoyed live music, cream teas and the sun shone too!

 

 


 

27th June 2014 STAR DAY 

The Wild Woolly Women hit the headlines again! "Heard the yarn about the statue's new bikini"(Gloucestershire Echo)  The Hare and the Minotaur on the Promenade, Cheltenham, were "Yarn Bombed " and star bunting festooned the trees, to fund raise for the National Star College. 

 

 

February 2014

Heart shaped pockets for children on the Heartease Project  

 

 


 

Spring 2013

We knitted over 200 Chicks, that were then filled with creme eggs and sold by us to raise money for Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust.

 

 


   

Our First Yarnbombing October 17th 2012

The Wild Woolly Women make the local paper, following are first "Yarnbombing," which was staged in Cirencester Woolmarket. We covered the Ram in knitting, to mark National Knitting and Love Wool Week. The passers by who enjoyed the spectacle, happily donated money to Cotswold Care Hospice.

 

Yarn Bombing Cirencester Woolmarket

  


 

World Wide Knit in Public Day June 16th 2012

We had a lovely day at Cirencester Organic Farm, teaching children to knit squares-they were then sewn up to make blankets for Aids victims in Africa.  The money raised was donated to Cotswold Care Hospice

 

WWKIP day June 16th 2012

 


 

The Knitted Dolls Summer 2012

These are the Character Dolls that we knitted, that are used during play therapy by an Educational Psychologist  with disadvantaged childern from difficult backgrounds.

 

 

Girls and Dolls

 


 

The Back to Back Challenge 12th May 2012

Pauline tries the practice jumper on Adam for size!! It was made during the training sessions by the the Cotswold Woolgathers in preparation for their entry in International Back to Back Challenge.

 

 

Pauline and Adam 

 


 

Dyeing Workshop at Cowley 20th July 2011 

A memorable day in lovely summer sunshine, we had such fun dyeing our handspun yarn using Indigo, Madder and Onion Skins.

 

Dyeing At Cowley

 


 

The Big Knit-Mutiple Sclerosis Society June 2010

Wild Woolly Women get involved in their first charitable event, hand knitting White Blood Cells and Neurons which were incorporated into a collage aimed at heightening awareness of the disease process of Mutiple Sclerosis.  It was displayed at the Cheltenham Science Festival.

 

The MS Big Knit